RELEASE DATE: May 12th
Still reeling from the death of her father, Alexandria hopes to find both independence and reprieve from her grief by heading off to college. However, life throws her a serious curveball when she discovers that her roommate isn’t quite the person she had imagined.
Smoking, tattoos, and street racing for fast cash are Elijah’s only interests. A harsh life has made him apathetic and indifferent, until Alexandria enters his life. When their paths cross, turmoil abounds.
An inevitable encounter, an undeniable attraction, and an unexpected chance at love-will it be enough?
Here is what bloggers are saying about the early ARC. “Grab your tissue box, it will come in handy as M. Clarke/Mary Ting pulls each tender heart string right from the beginning of this touching love story!”
“At first glance, no one would believe Elijah’s tough guy exterior hides a genuine and giving heart. But, you cannot help whom you fall in love with and when opposites attract, the chemistry is undeniable!” –InD’tale Magazine
M. Clarke/Mary Ting blew me out of the water with this book. I am in awe and in love with this epic tale. Elijah Cooper is now my #1 book boyfriend. Sammie's Book Club, for book lovers
“Through the darkness of our pasts, we are all looking for a little clarity. For Alexandria, Elijah could be just that. My Clarity is a story of love and hope, that through the hardest times we find clarity in each other.”Spare Time Book Blog
"Elijah & Alex sizzle in this wonderful page-turner by M. Clarke. I absolutely could not put it down! This book was 5 stars amazing!" Janie, CrossAngeles
“Alex, you okay? Did I hurt you?” I murmured, looking at her.
She didn’t answer. Instead, her shocked eyes stared back at me. Those angelic blue eyes sucked me in so deep, I became lost in them. I was hypnotized, spellbound by her beauty and the eyes that held so much mystery, making me want to get to know her.
When her eyes shifted to my lips, I could feel my dick straining against my pants. Cool small breaths escaped her mouth into mine, and I swallowed them up—every single breath. Her body entangled in my arms, her breath became ragged. Her chest rose and fell quickly, and mine was doing the same. I’d like to think I was the cause of her rapid breathing. In that moment, I lost all sense of time…space…and reality.
I don’t know how long we were connected like that, but I almost lost my self-control when my lips headed towards hers as if they had a mind of their own. Fuck! I wanted to kiss her. We were in another world and everyone around us disappeared, but then, a part of my conscience reminded me that she was Jimmy’s cousin. God I really hated that voice right now!
Thank goodness, Seth broke our link. “You guys okay? And would you stop molesting her on the ice?”
I rolled my eyes at him. “Shut up and help me. I hurt my knees,” I said out loud, so the crowd around us could hear me. I had to make an excuse as to why I stayed on top of her so long, when I could have gotten up.
Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed
I want to start off by saying this book deserves more than 5 stars. It deserves 10 if not more. Mary blew me out of the water with this book, I love ALL her books. But so far this is my favorite book of hers and probably my most favorite book. Elijah Cooper is now my #1 book boyfriend. Kellan Kyle who?
Mary Ting delivers a romantically emotional masterpiece. A tale of love and hope. This was perfect beyond words. The best book I have read of 2014 and possibly ever. Once I started I did not want to put it down. I am in awe and in love with this epic tale.
We start off with Alex heading off to college and trying to move on from her past and heartache. She meets her new roommate and is more than floored with who "Ellie" really is. The two become very close and Alex becomes good friends with the rest of the group. Alex and Ellie start to get very close and they fight their feelings for each other because Alex is still in a relationship and Ellie has commitment issues. Both have been hurt in the past and both are trying to fight their feelings for one another. Both try desperately to make it work but Ellie makes it hard, somethings are harder to give up then others. Can these two make it work? can they help each other move on and heal from all they have been through? these two share more in common then they both know when meeting. Does fate have other plans for their future? you will have to read to find out. But let me tell you this, this is one of the most beautifullest books I have ever read in my life, it hits home to me on such a deep and personal level, this book truly helped me with some things and meant more than anyone will ever know. A beautiful story and you cannot miss this opportunity to read it.
"Sometimes you see the most beauty in the fewest things."
"Alex, you're my clarity. You. Are.My.Home."
"Let me be the one who gets to say you're mine, the one who gets to take care of you, the one who gets to take your sadness away and replace it with happy memories, the one who gets to hold you atnight and tuck you into bed. I want to be with you."
"You were always the one I wanted. My heart was already set on you from the moment we met. I just didn't know it."
"I don't need a Christmas present. You already gave me you."
"I'm the opposite of you. You are day and I am night. We complete each other. You are my clarity, Alex."
"I'm sure this line has been said many times before, but I mean it, I love you to the moon, Freckles,"
"My love for you is bigger than the moon, bigger than the universe, and I can't imagine anything bigger than my love for you."
"You are my sunshine and I'm your moon and for a very short time we were perfect and complete."
"I love you to the moon and back."